Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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What’s Up with Teddy and Wilfred at 10:00 pm

What’s Up with Teddy and Wilfred at 10:00 pm

| September 19, 2020 @ 10:40 pm

Teddy continues to move in the general direction of Bermuda as a weaker category 3 hurricane. Wilfred’s strength has stayed steady-state throughout the day but remains no threat to land.

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Beta Forecast to Begin Moving Slowly West-Northwestward on Sunday

Beta Forecast to Begin Moving Slowly West-Northwestward on Sunday

| September 19, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

A slow motion toward the west-northwest is forecast to begin on Sunday, followed by a slow northwest to north motion late Monday and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will move toward the coast of Texas and potentially move inland late Monday or early Tuesday.

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Hurricane Hunters Currently Investigating Beta As it Meanders Over the Northwestern Gulf

Hurricane Hunters Currently Investigating Beta As it Meanders Over the Northwestern Gulf

| September 19, 2020 @ 7:18 pm

Slow strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Beta could be near hurricane strength as it approaches the Texas coast.

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Teddy Still at Category 3 Status; Expected to Grow in Size Early Next Week

Teddy Still at Category 3 Status; Expected to Grow in Size Early Next Week

| September 19, 2020 @ 4:14 pm

Teddy is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some slow weakening is expected over the next couple of days. A more pronounced decrease in Teddy’s maximum winds is forecast to begin early next week.

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Beta is Now Stationary Over the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico

Beta is Now Stationary Over the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico

| September 19, 2020 @ 4:10 pm

A westward drift is expected tonight, followed by a slow-motion toward the west-northwest that should continue through late Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will slowly approach the Texas coast Sunday and Monday.

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1:00 PM Updates Are Out on Beta and Teddy… No Drastic Changes with Either System

1:00 PM Updates Are Out on Beta and Teddy… No Drastic Changes with Either System

| September 19, 2020 @ 1:17 pm

Beta has started its slow trek westward toward the Texas Gulf Coast while Teddy continues on a path that will take the center just to the east of Bermuda late Sunday through Monday.

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Rain in the Extreme Southeastern Parts of Central Alabama Just Past Midday

Rain in the Extreme Southeastern Parts of Central Alabama Just Past Midday

| September 19, 2020 @ 1:04 pm

As of 12:52 pm, we have rain currently falling mainly along and south of a line from Hayneville (Lowndes Co.) to Montgomery to roughly Auburn. North of that, skies are generally cloudy but conditions remain dry.

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Wilfred Moving West-Northwestward with Little Change in Intensity

Wilfred Moving West-Northwestward with Little Change in Intensity

| September 19, 2020 @ 10:28 am

Little change in intensity is expected for the next day or so, followed by gradual weakening on Monday. Wilfred is expected to become a remnant low by Monday night and dissipate on Tuesday.

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Teddy Expected to Bring Tropical Storm Conditions to Bermuda by Sunday Evening

Teddy Expected to Bring Tropical Storm Conditions to Bermuda by Sunday Evening

| September 19, 2020 @ 10:26 am

A turn toward the north or north-northeast is expected on Sunday, followed by a northward motion into early next week. On the forecast track, Teddy will approach Bermuda on Sunday and the center will pass just east of the island late Sunday and early Monday.

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Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Texas & Louisiana Coasts; Beta Making Westward Turn

Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Texas & Louisiana Coasts; Beta Making Westward Turn

| September 19, 2020 @ 10:13 am

A slow westward motion is expected to begin later today, with a slow northwestward motion forecast to begin late Sunday or Sunday night and continue through late Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will slowly approach the Texas coast into early next week.

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Teddy Drops Back Down to Strong Category 3 Status; Bermuda Under a Tropical Storm Warning

Teddy Drops Back Down to Strong Category 3 Status; Bermuda Under a Tropical Storm Warning

| September 19, 2020 @ 7:31 am

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely today. A more pronounced decrease in Teddy’s maximum winds is forecast to begin on Sunday, but the wind field of the hurricane is forecast to increase substantially at the same time.

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Beta Seems to be Struggling a Little as of 7:00 am, Remains a Strong Tropical Storm

Beta Seems to be Struggling a Little as of 7:00 am, Remains a Strong Tropical Storm

| September 19, 2020 @ 7:27 am

A slow westward motion is expected to begin late today, with a slow northwestward motion forecast to begin late Sunday and continue through late Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beta will slowly approach the Texas coast into early next week.

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